Author Archives: Donna Mackereth

Donna’s Stockholm Vocational Visit: Thursday 27th May

My final vocational visit for my GSE trip involved a visit to Karolinska Institute, one of the world’s leading medical universities. Karolinska was founded in 1810 and today approximately 40% of published research from Sweden originates from Karolinska. My first … Continue reading

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A day of Täby: Wednesday 25th May 2011

It was an early start for the GSE team with a 7:15am breakfast meeting at the Täby Jarlabanke Rotary Club. It was another well delivered presentation but it was a bit sad after the meeting as we had to say … Continue reading

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Donna’s practical health promotion vocational visit….

Well today’s vocational visit was a change of pace but a thoroughly enjoyable day. Today I had a taste of practical health promotion in Sweden’s healthcare system. This morning I spent time with Lena Rosenqvist-Carlson from the Danderyds Sjukhus. Lena … Continue reading

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Row, row, row your viking boat into a catamaran…..

Well it’s been another interesting day for the GSE team today in Sweden. This morning we went to the Danderyds Kommun in Djursholms to have a meeting with the Chairman of the Board, Olle Reichenberg.  Olle has only been in … Continue reading

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Donna’s vocational visit to the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

Yesterday I spent some time with Sofie Thiger (Marketing Coordinator) and Anna Sjodin (PR) from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation. For those of you who aren’t aware I volunteer for the Heart Foundation in South Australia, giving regular talks to community groups to raise awareness of heart … Continue reading

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Donna’s Vocational Visit – 11th May 2011

For my vocational visit whilst we were in Enkoping, I had the wonderful opportunity of having an Australian Occupational Therapist (OT) showing me around the town for the day.Rachel Shellard works for the Enkoping Community Health Centre and it was … Continue reading

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A change of pace – horse stables and bread making….

Monday 9th May 2011 The first official day of our stay in Enkoping started with a visit to Espmark Innovation, a horse stable that runs some interesting team building activities. We spent the morning with director Catarina Espmark and  the beautiful … Continue reading

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